Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns

In Spanish, I have learnt about reflexive verbs. Well, in English, there is only one thing that can be reflexive: pronouns. 

When you are referring to yourself or doing something for yourself, you must use a reflexive pronouns. This rule applies to any subject: You, me, them, we, etc.

Here is the list:

Subject Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns
I Myself
You Yourself
He Himself
She Herself
It Itself
We Ourselves
You (pl) Yourselves
They Themselves

Exercise:

Here are some example sentences. Fill in the blanks:

  1. “I looked at _______ in the mirror before leaving the house.”
  2. “You should be ashamed of ________ for behaving like that at school.” (hint, there are two possible answers here)
  3. “She needs to respect ______ more.”
  4. “We are quite proud of _______ for the work that we have done.”
  5. “He took _________ for a walk to the park.”

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